Kilograms to Ton

There is more than one type of Ton. Please use the appropriate variation from the list below.

  1. Kilograms to Metric Tons (or Tonnes)

  2. Kilograms to Long Tons (UK)

  3. Kilograms to Short Tons (US)

  4. Kilograms to Tonnes


The kg is defined as being equal to the mass of the International Prototype of the Kilogram (IPK), a block of platinum-iridium alloy manufactured in 1889 and stored at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures in Sèvres, France.

It is the only SI unit that is defined by a physical object rather than a fundamental physical property that can be reproduced in laboratories.


There are three types of ton- long ton, short ton and metric tonne. Please select a more specific unit.